2019 Gerard Boulay Sancerre 'Monts Damnés'
Loire Valley, France
The Boulay family domaine in Chavignol can trace its history back to 1380. The youngest vines were planted by in 1972 and the average vine age is approximately 45 years old. The soil is the classic Kimmeridgian or “terre blanche,” similar to the soil in Chablis. The Sauvignon blanc vines are framed organically and harvested manually, and no yeast and little to no SO2 are added during vinfication. The 'Monts Damnés' site is one of the steepest in Sancerre, and the reflective soils and south-facing exposition make it one of the warmest sites. This a rich, concentrated, balanced expression of Sancerre with loads of fruit and minerality with a strong backbone of acidity.